Current Date


The current date is displayed. It is formatted according to the specifications found in the user master data. You can adapt this format to your own requirements by specifying a date mask (SET DATE MASK) or by using a country-specific formatting option (SET COUNTRY).

The current value for this symbol is taken from the SY-DATUM field. This value is not copied every time that the date is called, but only at the following times:

  • When printing starts (OPEN_FORM, PRINT_TEXT)
  • When symbols are replaced in the text editor
  • When a text is exported in the ASCII or RTF format
  • When the TEXT_SYMBOL_REPLACE function module is called (optional)